William G. King

22 April 1844–27 October 1902 (Age 58)
Fentress, Tennessee, United States

The Life Summary of William G.

When William G. King was born on 22 April 1844, in Fentress, Tennessee, United States, his father, James Mark King III, was 29 and his mother, Elizabeth Ann Beaty, was 21. He married Pernina Jane Hinds in 1868, in Fentress, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Sullivan, Tennessee, United States in 1860 and Pickett, Tennessee, United States in 1900. He died on 27 October 1902, in Fentress, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 58, and was buried in Wood Cemetery, Fentress, Tennessee, United States.

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William G. King
Pernina Jane Hinds
Marriage: 1868
James T King
Andrew Jackson King
Nina Jane King
David K King
John Simmy King
Nancy Emaline King

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    1868Fentress, Tennessee, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 2
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    Age 2
    Tennessee was known as the Volunteer State because during the Mexican War the government asked Tennessee for 3,000 volunteer soldiers and 30,000 joined.
    1862 · Battle of Shiloh
    Age 18
    The battle of Shiloh took place on April 6, 1862 and April 7, 1862. Confederate soldiers camp through the woods next to where the Union soldiers were camped at Pittsburg Landing on the Tennessee River. With 23,000 casualties this was the bloodiest battle of the Civil War up to this point.

    Name Meaning

    English: nickname from Middle English king ‘king’ (Old English cyning, cyng), perhaps acquired by someone with kingly qualities or as a pageant name by someone who had acted the part of a king or had been chosen as the master of ceremonies or ‘king’ of an event such as a tournament, festival or folk ritual. In North America, the surname King has absorbed several European cognates and equivalents with the same meaning, for example German König (see Koenig ) and Küng, French Roy , Slovenian, Croatian, or Serbian Kralj , Polish Krol . It is also very common among African Americans. It is also found as an artificial Jewish surname.English: occasionally from the Middle English personal name King, originally an Old English nickname from the vocabulary word cyning, cyng ‘king’.Irish: adopted for a variety of names containing the syllable (which means ‘king’ in Irish).

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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    Sources (15)

    • William King in household of James M King, "United States Census, 1860"
    • W C King in entry for Andrew Jackson King, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"
    • William King, "United States Census, 1870"

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